Terrace roof with polycarbonate multiwall sheets

Tips & Tricks

Building a plastic roof

gutta

22. July 2018

Long-lasting, durable and attractive

Building a plastic roof

Light yet robust, durable and visually appealing: a plastic roof is an attractive solution for any number of uses. A plastic roof’s transparency and translucency also make it an attractive alternative to true glass. Yet another benefit that should interest any DIY enthusiast: With the right preparation and attention to detail, plastic roofs can be easily built without professional assistance. This not only saves money, but also provides welcome relief from the office. Plastic roofs are suited to a wide range of applications: Whether it is a garden shed, a carport, or a tool shed – the durable material provides excellent protection from the weather for any number of projects.

Design your plastic roof online

Profile plates, multi-wall sheets or multi-wall panels made either of durable polycarbonate or clear, tough acrylic are particularly useful.  Plan your project with our online roof designer: With just a few details, you can calculate both how much material you will need for the plastic roof and also determine the mounting material. The dimensions of the planned roof and the roof pitch are sufficient data for an initial, convenient online assessment.

A roof with a crystal clear view

The material of the roof allows for attractive design options for terraces, pergolas, carports and many other applications. A tip: Make sure to purchase high quality material. Practical extra features include a self-cleaning surface or a “Sunstop” to protect against overheating under the roof. Of course, the “inner values” of your plastic roof should match the exterior. For example, today’s plastic sheets feature a high level of thermal insulation, ensuring that your gardening season will be productive, temperature-regulated and relaxed…

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